Pray that God would be working through the Holy Spirit to build faithfulness in your sponsored child’s life.
The lie that children learn in poverty is that they are nothing and that they don’t matter. Pray that this lie would be replaced in your sponsored child’s life by the truth that they are uniquely created by God for a specific purpose.
Never forget that we have an opponent: scheming, deceptive, mean. He wants to destroy you. Us. The children. Our partner churches.
Some sponsored children live in places with many bad examples around them of disrespectful and disobedient youth. Pray that your sponsored child would learn to respect their authorities.
Many sponsored children have a desire to help others, because of the help they have received from their sponsors. Pray that your sponsored child would find ways to be merciful to the people around them.
Are the needs of a man driving a Lexus the same as a man living across the globe who will never own a car? How about the needs of a family who can’t afford bread? How do their needs compare with broken families who eat in separate houses?
Many sponsored children live in places where they witness or experience injustice. Pray that God would place a deep love of justice in your sponsored child’s heart and that they would grow to become bearers of justice in their society.
Pray that your sponsored child would learn to cling to God’s Word and treasure its words as their comfort and treasure.
The relational aspect of sponsorship is not just important in getting people to become sponsors. It is important throughout the sponsorship journey, because love is best shown in a relational context.
Many sponsored children live in places where alcoholism, drug use and promiscuity are common. Pray that your sponsored child would be growing rather in the Fruit of the Spirit of self-control.
Some of the places where sponsored children live are rife with corruption. Pray that your sponsored child would reject corruption and would be examples of honesty and integrity in their community.
Although our sponsored children don’t have access to many material resources, they have access to the immeasurable love of Christ! Pray that your sponsored child would live a life of love — committed to the love of their Lord and the love of others around them.
Are we able to extract the needs of children from the intricacies of our daily work and focus on them, even if for a moment? What are we really passionate about in our respective roles, in our daily activities?
Thank God for the church members and ministry staff who can take part in discipling our sponsored children. Pray that your sponsored child will grow in their knowledge of Christ, as well as grow deeper and deeper in His grace.
Have you considered how much you mean to your sponsored child?
Praise God that through the local church and our program, sponsored children have access to the most important gift of all — salvation through Christ.
It is important to God that we serve one another selflessly, without dishonest gain, and care for each other voluntarily, without exercising dominion over others because of leadership positions.
My sponsored child asks me to pray for his studies and please pray for rain for the crops. I toss the letter on the couch and move on with my day. I’ve read it all before and as a city girl the request for rain means little to me.
The message from Compassion International on my voice mail said, “Call right away.” I had a knot in my stomach. Something was wrong. Compassion does not call sponsors just to chat.
God hasn’t given up on you. So don’t give up on Him. Wait on Him and on His appointed time.
Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S. How has the power of prayer changed your life?
You are more than a sponsor. You are an answer to prayer, a vital helping hand, a voice of hope, a mentor and a friend.
As a Compassion sponsor I don’t want to only connect with my child when I get a reminder from Compassion. I want to be a sponsor who consistently prays for her children.
Grab the last letter you received from your sponsored child and share the closing sentence with us.
How big is the problem of extreme poverty? Three billion people worldwide and 1 billion children deep. But despite the size of those numbers, many people at Compassion believe that we can eliminate extreme poverty in our generation, that we can remove or utterly destroy it.
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